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By Nadia Fall

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ISBN: 9781848423558
Format: 196mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 8th August 2013
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: The Shed, National Theatre, 2013

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A powerful, inventive play that mixes real testimonials alongside existing and original music to explore one of the most important social concerns of today: homelessness amongst young people.

Bullet doesn’t want to call a hostel home. Eritrean Girl was smuggled here in a lorry. Singing Boy dreams of seeing his name in lights and Garden Boy just wants to feel safe.

In 2013, homelessness amongst young people in the UK is at a record high, so when the big society doesn't work ― where do you go? An inner city high rise hostel, Target East, offers a roof.

Home brings to life the unheard voices of the young residents and staff who live and work behind the anonymous concrete walls. A bold verbatim play that asks what it really means to call somewhere home, it is offers ideal material for youth theatres and young performers.

'raises timely political questions in a fresh and streetwise style'

- Evening Standard

'filled with a fierce eloquence... a boldly theatrical piece'

- Guardian

'extraordinary... leaves you not just moved, but awed and uplifted'

- Metro

'powerful... an honest and reflective piece of theatre'

- The Stage

Nadia Fall is a director, whose credits include The Maids (Lyric Hammersmith), Hymn (National Theatre, then Duchess Theatre), The Doctor's Dilemma (National Theatre) and Disgraced (Bush Theatre), as well as working as Associate Director on the Olivier Award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. She is also Artistic Director of Naach Theatre Company.


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